Import data from another browser

Firefox Firefox Last updated: 01/22/2024 52% of users voted this helpful

Firefox lets you import bookmarks from other browsers installed on your computer. It also lets you import other data, such as browsing history and saved passwords, from some of these browsers. If you have logins and passwords stored in another browser, sometimes Firefox will suggest importing that login data into Firefox, to help you log in to a website.

Note: Firefox does not save or sync login data from another browser unless you choose to import it. This data is stored locally in a readable form on your computer by the other browser.

How to import your data from another browser

Use one of these methods to import your data into Firefox:

Import from Firefox Settings

Starting in Firefox version 113, you can import your bookmarks and other data from the Firefox Settings panel:

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and then select Preferences or Settings, depending on your macOS version.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.
  2. In the General panel, click on Import Data under the Import browser data section.
    Import data from Firefox settings

The Import Wizard will open. From here, you can choose the browser, profile, and data you wish to import (see below).

Import from the Library window

You can import data from another browser into Firefox from the Bookmarks Library window:

  1. Click the Firefox menu button Menu button 1 to open the menu panel. Click Bookmarks and then click the Manage bookmarks bar at the bottom. The Library window will open.
  2. From the toolbar in the Library window, click import-export-arrowsimport-export-arrowsImport and Backup and choose Import Data from Another Browser…. The Import Wizard will open.
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    Tip: Another way to import from another browser is to enable the Menu bar (press Alt on the keyboard to enable it temporarily), click File in Menu bar at the top of the screen and select Import from Another Browser…

Choose data and complete the import

  1. In the Import Wizard, select the browser, profile and data you wish to import.
    Import Browser Data Chrome 1
  2. The import will start. You may be prompted to add your system password to proceed.
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  3. All set! Click Done to wrap up the import.
    The import process will transfer the following data to Firefox:
    • Bookmarks: Web pages you have saved in your bookmarks.
    • Saved passwords: Your usernames and passwords.
    • Browsing history: Information on the sites you have visited.
    • Extensions: Google Chrome extensions that match similar Firefox versions.
    • Form autofill data: Information you use to populate online forms.
    • Payment methods: Payment methods saved in Google Chrome.
    Import from Chrome 1B
Note: Payment methods can be imported from Google Chrome in Firefox version 115 and above. Google Chrome extensions can be imported starting in Firefox version 116.

Afterward, the Firefox Bookmarks menu or Bookmarks Toolbar will include a new folder containing the bookmarks imported from the other browser (for example, a folder named From Microsoft Edge or From Google Chrome). The Bookmarks toolbar will automatically appear to help you easily find your newly imported bookmarks.

Note: If the Import Wizard does not list your other browser, you can still import bookmarks from that browser, but you will need to first export and save the bookmarks as an HTML file (visit the support site for your other browser if you need help with that). You can then import those bookmarks into Firefox from the HTML file.

Import extensions from Chrome

See Import bookmarks and other data from Google Chrome.

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